Sir Edmund Hillary believes that "this is probably the greatest story of lone survival in Polar exploration." Douglas Mawson's escape from death in the Antarctic is as remarkable as Ernest Shackleton's--and there is a significant difference: here a man faces the ultimate challenge alone. At the end of his journey, he had lost 100 pounds, but punishing as the struggle was to his body, it also required him to find, in the depths of his being, reserves of faith, spirit and character without which he would have perished.
Preface by Sir Edmund Hillary, maps, black & white photographs.
About the Author
Australian author Lennard Bickel reconstructed Mawson's journey from the diaries of Mawson and other members of his expedition. He is the author of seven books, including Shackleton's Forgotten Men.